Sunday, February 5, 2023

Posted on Feb 04 2023
Matthew 7 = Sermon on the Mount = Hearing + Doing Bible Background: The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew is a collection of Jesus’ teachings (not likely a single sermon!) that shows Jesus as a “new Moses” and more! Today’s reading is like a collection of proverbs-wise
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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Posted on Jan 27 2023
Reflections on Matthew 6:7-21 Bible Background: This is at the center of Jesus “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew. Note that Jesus is not condemning almsgiving, prayer, or fasting. He wants his followers to do those things from the heart and not for ‘show’. Praying
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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Posted on Jan 18 2023
MATTHEW 5:1-12 = BLESSED ARE… Bible Background: In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus’ standout teaching is summarized in the Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7). We need not assume that this was all one ‘sermon’! That would be a lot of content! Moses went up on the
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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Posted on Jan 05 2023
JOHN THE BAPTIST + BAPTISM OF JESUS MATTHEW 3:1-17 Bible Background: John the Baptist appears and acts like one of the prophets. He attracts people and scares them away at the same time. Jesus and John are cousins. John issues a call to serious repentance. People respond! Maybe John has tapped
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